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Victims of Crime

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Description

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 3.3 million U.S. residents age 12 or older were victims of violent crime in 2018. U.S. households also experienced an estimated 13.5 million property victimizations, which include burglaries, residential trespassing, motor-vehicle thefts, and other thefts (Source:  Bureau of Justice Statistics, Criminal Victimization, 2018, September 2019).

OJP’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the Nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and to providing leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime.

Funding Opportunities

Visit the following sites to learn about victim-related funding opportunities from OJP bureaus and other federal sources:

See the OJP Current Funding Opportunities page to learn more about opportunities and to access archived solicitations.

Programs/Initiatives

Also see the Victims & Victimization page on the CrimeSolutions website for ratings of related programs and practices.

Training and Technical Assistance

The Elder Abuse Special Feature contains information and access to materials created and sponsored by federal agencies that focus on crimes committed against the elderly. Also see the following pages and sites for additional resources:

Information on government efforts to combat human trafficking can be found on the following websites:

Information on Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) certification is available on the SANE Certification Central section of the International Association of Forensic Nurses website.